Welcome To

The Town of
Indian River Shores

We will make the Town of Indian River Shores the most livable and best-managed town by providing courteous and quality services through teamwork, innovation and a total commitment to excellence.

Welcome To

The Town of
Indian River Shores

We will make the Town of Indian River Shores the most livable and best-managed town by providing courteous and quality services through teamwork, innovation and a total commitment to excellence.

Welcome To

The Town of
Indian River Shores

We will make the Town of Indian River Shores the most livable and best-managed town by providing courteous and quality services through teamwork, innovation and a total commitment to excellence.

Mayor's Message

Dear Residents of Indian River Shores and Visitors to Our Website:

In a continuing effort to provide excellent service to you, this website was developed to be an evolving source of information. Its purpose is to make readily available basic information about how the Town is governed, how it operates, and whom to contact when a question arises. Often a resident has a question of curiosity or of a general nature, and this website provides the platform to relay that information. We hope that you will visit it regularly for current updates.

We are pleased that our residents are involved and care about the Town, as is evidenced in the fact that almost 92% of the Town’s population is registered to vote. The Town of Indian River Shores continues to be financially sound in spite of State-mandated requirements.

As always, our doors are open to residents who have comments, concerns or questions as we strive to serve you. We invite your participation through calls, visits or attendance at our Town Council meetings. Any ideas for improvements to this website are welcome for consideration. My commitment, along with the Town Council and the Town staff, is to continue to work toward preserving and improving the quality of life in Indian River Shores.

Brian T. Foley

Mayor

Please Contact Us With Any Questions:

(772) 231-1771

info@irshores.com
(General Information)

inspections@irshores.com
(Building Department)

Town Notices


DEP to Launch Hurricane Restoration Reimbursement Grant Program for Impacted Coastal Homeowners

The Florida Department of Environmental (DEP) is launching the Hurricane Restoration Reimbursement Grant Program to help Floridians in the hardest hit counties offset costs associated with addressing coastal beach erosion from Hurricane Ian or Hurricane Nicole. The online grant application portal will accept applications beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 1, 2023. Funding assistance is available for eligible homeowners who apply and qualify for this program in Indian River County. Projects may include construction projects for sand placement and temporary or permanent coastal armoring. Please see the attached link for more information.

Open House - Community Rating System

On February 13th the Town will host an open house with a presentation on the Town’s Community Rating System, the updated FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps, and an overview of the proposed changes to the Town’s Flood Ordinance. We will discuss the benefits of the new proposed ordinance to the community and residents will have an opportunity to ask questions on any of these topics. The open house will begin at 9:30 am at the Town’s Community Center.

REPUBLIC SERVICES BILLING ISSUE

There are ongoing issues with the recent bills issued by Republic Services. After discussion with Republic, it has been concluded that you should not pay the most recent bill you received from Republic. A new bill will be issued by Republic once they resolve their billing system errors. If you paid your bill in an amount more than was due, a refund will be issued by Republic.

AMENDED RATES OF SERVICE FOR SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING

In response to inquiries, please see the attached Amended Rates of Service for Republic Services. These rates were approved by the Town Council at their meeting of October 27, 2022. Click here for amended rates. Per Republic Services, they are aware of the erroneous invoices sent to all Indian River Shores customers. You do not need to contact Republic individually or directly, Revised invoices will be sent reflecting the attached, approved rates. If you have other issues or concerns, please contact Republic Services at 772-562-6620 or visit their website at Environmental Services, Recycling & Trash Pickup Services (republicservices.com)

Republic Services Update

If you selected a new trash cart size, it will be delivered between February 13-17, 2023.

Medically disabled residents’ requests for accommodations will be handled directly through Republic Services. Until the transition period in February, residents may use the carts they have, including those at inground locations, or the 95-gallon carts if delivered. However, carts should be placed at the curb. There will be no additional delivery or pick up of carts until the February transition period.

Please note that the pickup schedule will remain unchanged until further notice.

CHARTER REFERENDUM - SPECIAL VOTE BY MAIL ELECTION OFFICIAL RESULTS

Click here for the official results of the Town of Indian River Shores Charter Referendum Special Election.
For more information, please visit the Indian River County Supervisor of Elections website at www.voteindianriver.gov.

FLOODPLAIN PERMIT APPLICATION AND INSPECTION WORKSHOP

On February 21 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, the Town of Indian River Shores will be hosting a free workshop on the floodplain permit application and inspection process. This workshop will outline the important step-by-step procedures for each floodplain permit. You will be provided with information on this process to facilitate use of a uniform process, improve accuracy of submissions during the process, and ensure continued compliance with the NFIP and CRS programs. Attendees will be provided with vital information to ensure an efficient process for the benefit of residents and those doing business in the Town.

Please email crsirshores@coastalwide.com if you have any questions.

Dune Restoration and Beach Access

The beach access at Beachcomber Lane in Indian River Shores will open at sunrise on Wednesday, 11/23/2022 for pedestrian traffic only. The access is over a sand path. The stairways remain closed. Please remember that there is no turnaround or parking on Beachcomber Lane. Parking for the Beachcomber Lane beach access on Fred Tuerk Drive.
Hurricane Nicole caused severe damage along the coastline in the Town. Town personnel, building officials and coastal engineers have reviewed the damage to the dunes and coastline. We continue to discuss damage mitigation and dune restoration with county, state and federal officials. Items being discussed include emergency permitting on the local and state level, availability of contractors, trucks and approved sand for dune restoration. If you have general questions concerning restoration, please contact the Town at info@irshores.com. If you want to apply for an emergency permit for dunes and dune crossovers, please email the personnel below with the subject line of the email as follows: Request for CCCL Emergency Permit for Dune and Dune Crossover.

Eric Charest
Natural Resources Manager
Indian River County Public Works – Coastal Division
1801 27th Street, Vero Beach, FL
Tel: 772-226-1569
echarest@ircgov.com

Quintin Bergman, Sea Turtle Environmental Specialist
Public Works / Coastal Division
772-226-1648
qbergman@ircgov.com

Melissa Meisenburg, Lagoon Plan Environmental Specialist
Public Works/ Coastal Division
772-226-1651
mmeisenburg@ircgov.com

Please noted that you may be required to secure additional permits from the Town of Indian River Shores. Please contact info@irshores.com for more information

IMPORTANT NOTICE: ACCESS TO THE BEACH THROUGH BEACHCOMBER LANE FOR DUNE RESTORATION OR OTHER REPAIRS MUST BE AUTHORIZED BY THE TOWN MANAGER. PLEASE EMAIL info@irshores.com FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Also, please see the link below for a brief video and photos of some of the coastal damage within the Town. https://youtu.be/HV-YR9lDTEs

Hurricane Damage Emergency Permitting Guidance

Please click the link for Emergency Permitting Guidance regarding hurricane repairs from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.